Frankie Barnet: Short Take on Marius Kociejowski

Pebble Chance, The: Feuilletons and Other Prose. Marius Kociejowski. Biblioasis (2014) The Pebble Chance is a collection of personal essays written by Canadian-born poet, essayist and travel writer Marius Kociejowski,…

Cory Collins: Short Take on Altar for the Bourgeoisie

Altar for the Bourgeoisie is the eponymous drawing from Michael Young’s Coruscant Altars, exhibited in 2011 at The Rooms in St. John’s, the cultural complex that houses Newfoundland and Labrador’s…

Chantale Potié Short Take on Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture

BEAT NATION: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture MACM, October 17 2013 – January 5 2014 By Chantale Potié I see the colour red and think of a beating heart,…

Laura Bast: Short Takes on Toews & Gill

A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews This book has (accurately) been called “darkly funny.” It’s also got a definite CanLit feel. There are flashbacks. It’s set in a small town.…

David Huebert: Three Short Takes, The Virtues of Poetry, Super Sad True Love Story and Under the Keel

The Virtues of Poetry. Can an academic monograph make you tremble and shudder, sweat and cackle, tingle and swell? Can it move you more than any piece of fiction or…

Tiana Reid: Two Short Takes, Caribana: African Roots and Continuities and Omeros

Caribana: African Roots and Continuities – Race, Space and the Poetics of Moving, M. NourbeSe Philip. Poui Publications, 1996. Toronto’s summers, its orderly heat, are peppered with the near-weekly festival,…

Jacqueline Valencia: Two Short Takes, Upstream Color and Sound Of My Voice

Film: Upstream Color Director: Shane Carruth Writer: Shane Carruth Cast: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Country: USA Year: 2013 Upstream Color is the latest sci-fi offering by Primer director…

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